Joe Biden and Xi Jinping meet for the first time before the G20

Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden met for nearly three hours on Monday for a meeting that touched on several controversial issues and differences between the two major world powers.

The meeting between the two heads of state comes on the eve of the G20 summit, which is being held on Tuesday and Wednesday on the Indonesian island of Bali. This is the first time the two men have spoken to each other since Joe Biden was elected.

Xi Jinping said he is ready to have frank and in-depth exchanges of views with the US president on issues of strategic importance in China-US relations and major global and regional issues.

During their meeting, he expressed willingness to work with his counterpart “to bring China-US relations back to the path of healthy and stable development for the benefit of the two countries and the whole world”, the official said. Chinese news agency Xinhua.

At the end of the talks between the two men, which lasted 3 hours, US President Joe Biden said: “I think we understand each other”.

According to the White House, Biden and Xi had a “sincere” discussion on several subjects including Ukraine where they agreed “on their opposition” to any use of nuclear weapons

On the subject of Taiwan, Biden denounced to Xi China’s “aggressive” actions but are trying to talk to avoid conflict and raised human rights concerns about Beijing’s conduct in Xinjiang, China. Tibet and Hong Kong, the White House announced.

“The issue of Taiwan is at the very core of China’s fundamental interests, the bedrock of the political foundation of China-US relations, and the first red line not to be crossed in China-US relations,” he said. Xi to Biden, according to Xinhua.

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned his US counterpart Joe Biden not to “cross the red line” on Taiwan when they met on Monday, the Chinese state news agency added.

On trade, the United States will oppose “vigorous competition” to China, Joe Biden told Xi Jinping according to the White House, adding that despite everything “competition should not degenerate into conflict”.

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